This week I went back to work after one month off (really I only work one month the entire summer but I worked July). My schedule is, shall we say, less than desirable, I typically prefer to work 8-4 or 9-5, but this quarter I am working 10-6 most days with 4 hours of interpreting at the end of my shift. Not fun.
On Monday Mike and I were going to run 8 miles but that didn't really happen. I was only able to do 2 miles.
The #proof, or lack thereof
I decided that even though I prefer to run in the evening that I am going to have to change my schedule a little bit in order to complete my training runs. With our marathon less than a month away I really don't want to start skipping/cutting runs short so I decided that I will run in the morning twice a week and run in the evening with Mike once a week.
I really don't like to run at different times than Mike for two reasons: we train together and safety. However, I am not running at the wee hours of the morning so it is mostly light out.
My runs the rest of the week went SO much better. I ran Wednesday morning and other than my watch being funky the first mile ran at about 9 minute pace the entire time. Yesterday, Mike and I did our marathon pace run (he ran ahead of me but I could see him most of the time) but I ran it about 30 seconds faster at about 9:15 pace overall.
This morning I ran, my third run in a row and my second run in about 12 hours, and it was my fastest run of the week! 9:01 pace overall and I even hit 8:40 pace the fourth mile. I think that this new schedule is going to work for me.
I wore my viewsport tank this morning
Obviously, I still prefer to run in the evening and hopefully my schedule next quarter will allow me to do so. If not at least I know I can change things up in order to get my runs in!
Have you ever changed when you run in order to complete your runs?